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Low Loss Mechanical Splices With Optical Contacts And Termination Kit
Author(s): Bruno Capelle; Albert Lissillour; Christophe Villemain; Jean-Jacques Maillard; Richard Puille
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Paper Abstract

Experience with the first optical fibre video-communications networks has highlighted the significance of optical fibre jointing techniques which require : a) Reliable joints b) Easily field fitted terminations, bearing in mind the environmental conditions they are used in together with the awkward situations where they may be installed, e.g. telegraph pole, behind facades and in equipment racks. c) Low cost components, due to the high number of connections per fibre kilometre used in these networks. A new product concept has been developed to take account of these various requirements which takes the form of a hybrid, being part permanent mechanical splice and part connector, offering low termination losses associated with splices, together with the capability of being mated and unmated. It offers both low unit cost, with low installation times in the field, compared with conventional connectors. In this new approach, an optical mechanical splice has been developed with plugs on each fibre end to permit connection and disconnection of fibres.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1176, Components for Fiber Optic Applications IV, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963303
Show Author Affiliations
Bruno Capelle, France Telecom (France)
Albert Lissillour, France Telecom (France)
Christophe Villemain, Compagnie Deutsch (France)
Jean-Jacques Maillard, Compagnie Deutsch (France)
Richard Puille, Compagnie Deutsch (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1176:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications IV
Paul M. Kopera, Editor(s)

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